La Nuova Zelanda 1798: Delineata Sulle Osservazioni del Capitan Cook

Hand-coloured Lithograph
48 x 36 cm
Published in, G.M. Cassini, Nuova Atlante Geografico Universale 3 vols (Rome, 1792-1801), Plate 35 in vol. 3.


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The rarest and most decorative map of New Zealand, ‘La Nouva Zelanda’ records the landmarks Captain Cook noted on his First Voyage to New Zealand in 1769/70 and the names he gave them. The dotted line traces the path of Cook’s exploration on board HMS Endeavour, which is depicted at anchor with naval officers and Maori people in the map’s cartouche.